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Weirdly enough, you never really think of cats as particularly buff animals. Okay, sure, maybe there's this guy, but he's kind of the exception that proves the rule. People tend to think of most felines as graceful, intelligent, playful and occasionally evil — but never strong. But maybe it's time that changed. Maybe it's time for a new perspective on these sleek little devils. Maybe it's time humankind came together and asked… just what is the world's strongest breed of cat?
Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to swing by your local Strong Cat competition and grab the pick of the muscular litter, and literature on this subject is… well, let's just call it limited at best.
Don't give up just yet, though. In this particular case, speed and agility might well suffice as an analog to raw strength after all, those are the most obvious positive characteristics of a cat's physiology. So it makes sense that a cat who can run at high speeds and nimbly navigate obstacles is likely to be, in scientific terms, the swolest cat of them all.
According to The Spruce Pets, the Egyptian Mau is the fastest domestic cat on the planet. Heavily-muscled and strong, this highly athletic breed's top speed is about 30 miles per hour, making it just about fast enough to get ticketed in a school zone. More impressive still, the Egyptian Mau is believed to be a descendant of the domestic cats worshipped 4,000 years ago by you guessed it the ancient Egyptians.
In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the sun god Ra is depicted as a spotted Tabby cat, and the Egyptian Mau is the only naturally occurring spotted breed of domestic cat. Logically, then, it's safe to assume that Ra, Egyptian god of gods, ruler of the sky, king of the Earth and lord of the underworld was, in fact, an Egyptian Mau. You know if you're into all that stuff.
The breed as it exists today arrived in Europe sometime prior to World War II and, like many species, quickly suffered as a result of that conflict. On the brink of extinction, the breed was rescued by an exiled Russian princess named Nathalie Troubetskoy. Troubetskoy was a Polish-born nurse who, after serving in both World War One and World War Two, ended up pretty much saving the entire Egyptian Mau species single-handedly.
According to legend, Troubetskoy was residing in Rome in the 1950s when a boy handed her a kitten in a shoebox. The boy had received the little Egyptian Mau from a diplomat and evidently decided to give it away, because, you know, not everyone's a cat person. Troubetskoy, however, became smitten with the kitten. So she made it her mission to rescue as many Egyptian Maus as she could. She contacted more diplomats, asking them to import more cats to expand the gene pool and in 1956, Troubetskoy took three of these felines to the United States and founded a cattery called Fatima. Before long, Americans had fallen head over heels for the breed.
Obviously, today's Egyptian Maus don't quite enjoy the high life their ancestors once had in Ancient Egypt. Even in Egypt themselves, they're seen more as pests than gods. Like other cats, they litter the streets of Cairo, and are outright hated by many of the city's residents, many of whom mistreat and disrespect them. Today, Egyptian Maus are intentionally hit by drivers and ruthlessly poisoned by landlords all in the very same land where killing a cat was once itself a crime punishable by death. It's only through the efforts of groups like the Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization that these cats are sheltered, bred and protected in their own home country.
Still, if history has shown us anything, it's that the Egyptian Mau is a hardy cat one that can fall from the heavens to the edge of extinction and still land on its feet. And, in the end, isn't that the real definition of 'strength'?
Uh, no, actually. It's muscles. Big cat muscles. Sorry, Scottish Folds.
Read full article: https://www.grunge.com/178736/the-strongest-cat-breed-in-the-world/
Run thirty feet straight up a pine tree in five seconds so I kinda doubt an Egyptian mau is stronger then my maincoon. But Random has also taken food from a rotterman, a colliebull, and a border lab. He catches lepard frogs and snakes and wild finches. Moses my little black short hair cat catches snakes lizards and bugs. Both chase off possums and racoons. But Moses is little and female and talkative with rabbit like fur and Random is just Random you never quite know what Random will do next.
Skyler Lafine (7 days ago)
Meows when food dish is half full
Mike K. (7 days ago)
Kill cat haters..
Brandy Jones (7 days ago)
And i opp
Lego Qui-Gon Jinn (7 days ago)
Trinity Wizard (15 hours ago)
Dogs are still better of cats.
Don’t hate on me it’s my opinion.
sunil solanki (4 days ago)
Fatima ain’t Egyptian it’s epitome of Islam ☪️
manarayofhope23 (5 days ago)
That was terrible
WolfGirlBeLike (6 days ago)
Worshipping creatures rather than the creator ☹
trespire (7 days ago)
Respect to what is probably the closest breed to the original ancient cat.
I am me (7 days ago)
Bo Bo my Egyptian Mau bought me home a rabbit. Caught Bo's colour as she whizzed past me. The rabbit lived and was set free. Bo is extremely fast.
darc boy (7 days ago)
So I take it the Egyptian Maus the strongest cat LOL
고양이하자 (7 days ago)
뭐여 저 근육냥이는 ㅋㅋ
freda mary tomlinson (7 days ago)
The monsters who deliberately drive at the cats should be mown down and eliminated.
Blither box (7 days ago)
A cat is an alpha predator. They want to sleep in your lap. They civilized us. Nobody noticed.
Charles Kuckel (7 days ago)
VERY interesting story. I'm a cat person as well as a dog person. I ALWAYS click on videos like to this to get informed.
Yogo Sapphire (7 days ago)
My cat is definitely the strongest... if we’re only counting vocal chords. 😹
alex face (7 days ago)
привет я из 2020 : )
Shane Murphy (7 days ago)
Man I love that Meaow
Jacob L (7 days ago)
The agricultural revolution happened 10 thousand years ago, not long after people set up farms and lived on them, some cats would come live near by and help control rodent populations. The human farmer would say "hey this little guy is kinda useful" and thus the cat decided to tolerate keeping the human around despite being massively annoying.